Thursday, May 17, 2012

How Do You Know???

Some time last year (or maybe the year before), I read a list on some website about the things that let you know that you're a figure competitor. I found the You Know You're A Figure Competitor When... list again on facebook courtesy of the Recipes for Gals in Figure and Bodybuilding page.

Last night as I was participating a particular activity (which I will share later *) I thought to myself, "Yep, this is how you know you're a figure competitor!"

With that in mind, I would like to present my own "You Know" list!

1. Your neighbors know that during prep they will see you in a bikini on the sidewalk in front of you house taking progress pictures.

2. You don't eat any of your meals off of a plate - you eat them out of a Ziploc or Tupperware container. *

3. You consume your protein & veggies meal while watching the Food Network channel.

4. The idea of going days without using deodorant or bodywash doesn't gross you out. You'd rather smell like a sewer than mess up your show day tan.

5. The appearance of a new vein makes you squeal like it's Christmas morning.

6. You use phrases like "beast mode", "I put in work", "get it girl", and "refeed".

7. Walking by a mirror requires a quickie posing session.

8. Being called "skinny" is an insult and anyone who uses this word to describe you may catch an ass-whoopin' get their eyeballs clawed out  need to walk away from you..quickly!!

8. If you dropped a piece of food on the floor/table/etc, you wouldn't have any qualms about picking it up and putting it right in your mouth.

9. If you're in a store and see something you can't have (ex. Creamsicle Oreos), you take a picture of it and text it to your competitor friends with the subject title "Food Porn".

10. You're not impressed with Michelle Obama's arms or Cameron Diaz's muscularity. It's Erin Stern, Nicole Wilkins, and Candice Keene whose arms & muscularity you long for.

I know I have forgotten a few things so the list will continue to expand as I think of them! For those of you that compete or know someone who does, what would you add to this list?? 

C'mon, let's have some fun with this! Leave a comment below!


  1. You stop in the middle of housecleaning because "it's time to eat."

    You swear at the TV when you see commercials for restaurants.

    You ask everyone if you can smell their food.

  2. Your co-workers complain about the microwave smelling like fish.

    You don't even ask if you can smell people's food, you just do it.

    You check out your body in every window/mirror/car door that even remotely shows your definition.

  3. love it! and yes - lacey, the one about the fish smell.... i get it allll the time!!!

  4. * you do an immediate ab check upon waking,every single day

    *when a mini cooler is your mandatory accessory for every outfit

    *your husbands idea of a good birthday gift becomes a basket of natural peanutbutter,ricecakes,GNC gift card and a new pair of running shoes and/or workout gear.

    *your kids automatically assume that the playgrounds triset of uneven bars are made just for mommy to see how many pullups she can do

    *the gym employees think the worst if they dont see you at least twice a day

  5. That is way funny! I identify with 3, 5, 6, 8, & 10. And Lacey's fishy microwave, and Melissa's ab check and mini cooler. My youngest daughter found my hills yesterday and said she wanted to see me on stage. :( I never got to wear them, maybe later!

  6. Ha ha, Kari! Smelling peoples food. I have done that! Love this list.

  7. Love the one about Cameron Diaz, so true!